The Return of Puffer Coats

The last time you wore a puffer coat, you were either coming home from the gym or still in school. With the athleisure craze showing no signs of slowing down, it’s the turn of the puffer coat to have its moment to shine. A giant puffer coat is one of the coziest things you can add to your closet – whether you style it with an elevated outfit or wear it over your yoga gear.

We’re looking at how puffer coats have made a return to the forefront of fashion and how they’re no longer just a casual winter jacket.

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How puffer jackets came back in style

You can thank Balenciaga for helping us fall back in love with puffer coats. In their autumn/winter 2016 runway show, Balenciaga presented a red puffer with a glamorous turtleneck. They were one of the brands to kickstart the formal but-sporty aesthetic that is everywhere in streetwear fashion.

Fast forward to this winter and puffer coats are all over our Instagram feed. In the age of comfort-driven fashion, it’s about time that we brought back this minimalistic silhouette. Rihanna perfected the elevated loungewear look by styling her tracksuit and pointed-toe ankle boots with a quilted puffer coat.

Styling a puffer jacket

You don’t need to be going outside in the snow to wear a puffer coat. While we love a Moncler jacket, their classic puffer coat isn’t just for ski days. You can make the style your own by experimenting with unexpected colors and pastels.


Fulmarus Long Down Jacket

Our 3 must-have puffer coats

Winter coats are the ultimate investment to your closet, especially a puffer coat in a minimalistic shade. We’re rounding up the must-have puffer coats with options at every price point.

1. Lululemon Wunder Puff Jacket

Do you want a puffer coat that is designed to support you on the go? Meet the Lululemon ‘Wunder’ puffer coat. This warm down puffer has a cinchable waist and hem that allows you to create a more defined shape with your coat. It’s made using a water-repellent soft matte fabric and has a removable hood.

2. Stand Studio Lyla Hooded Quilted Shell Recycled Down Coat

Go all out with a Kardashian-inspired longline parka coat. This Superdrug puffer coat is available in three colours and adds a touch of luxury to your closet with a faux-fur hood.

3. & Other Stories Hooded Down Puffer Coat

Looking for a sustainable option? This & Other Stories puffer coat is made using recycled polyamide and recycled feather with a concealed zipper. It’s a vibrant pop of red that will be right at home in your closet.